Lazi Convent is located in the town of Lazi, southern edge of Siquijor. The Lazi Convent, along with the Saint Isidore de Labrador Church, plays an important role in the religious and historical beliefs to the people in Siquijor.
The convent was built under the supervision of an Augustinian Recollect Ministry back in 1884. The ground floor of the convent is made of coral stones while the second floor is made of hard wood with a timber and iron framework. Measuring to 42 meters by 38 meters, the Lazi Convent is said to be the biggest and the oldest convent in Asia. The construction was completed in 1891.
The ground floor of the Lazi convent is made of stone corals due to the popular "Bahay na Bato" (House of Stone) structures in the Spanish colonial era. Unlike native nipa huts, Spaniards introduced the typical noble houses with open ventilation and elevated sections. Parts of the convention were destroyed and removed, however, the main structure remains the same.
Inside the convent, there's a museum where you only have to pay for a minimal fee of about PHP 20. The museum contains very old religious artifacts and antiques like an old friar's diary, wood-carved saints and other 19th century items. But take note, taking pictures are not allowed.